Akec Makur Chuot has informed the Club of her decision to join expansion team Hawthorn for the next AFL Women’s Season.

The 29-year-old was an inaugural Richmond AFL Women’s player. She played 18 of her 23 AFLW matches for the Tigers, including five in 2022.

Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan, thanked Makur Chuot for her contributions to Richmond.

"Akec has been a popular and valued member of our football program and the broader club across the past four years," she said.

"Back in 2018, Akec came to us looking for an opportunity to revive her AFLW career, and we are happy to have been able to allow her to do that.

"We wish her all the best for all of her future endeavours."